In 1993, four promotions made at Aberdeen Fire Department

80 years ago

January 28, 1943

The youngsters did their part — now it’s up to the adults to put Aberdeen over the top in the tin can salvage drive.

“We have a car spotted here to haul our cans to a detinning plant at San Francisco,” Mayor Foelkner said. “The kids collected enough cans to about half fill it. We can’t hold the car much longer — the country it so short of them. And the railroads don’t want to pull half-loaded cars.”

In a last minute effort to get the car filled, a truck will be parked at Victory Square all day Saturday where adults and children may dump their cans.

January 29, 1943

Approximately 1,000 feet of the south bank highway and the Saginaw Logging company’s railroad were “washed out” yesterday in a huge slide about an eighth of a mile east of the south bank-Raymond highway junction, halting vehicle and railroad traffic indefinitely.

The avalanche of debris covered approximately 100 feet of the Union Pacific railroad below the highway, tieing up incoming Union Pacific And Milwaukee freight trains until a crew late last night cleared the tracks.

Today, E.F. Emmick, resident engineer for the highway department, said all that can be done at the present time is to build a footpath along the hillside to permit school children to cross over to the school bus.

55 years ago

January 29, 1968

Herbie Moxley, Elma’s all-state half-pint hoopster, meshed 28 and his sharp-shooting cousin, Denny Joines, added 20 Saturday night in Olympia as John Donahue’s run-and-shoot troop turned on the steam in the second half and romped to an 86-58 league victory over the sluggish Saint Martin’s Rangers in the sparkling new million dollar Capital Pavilion.

Also in double figures for Elma was Rod Derline, who pumped in 11. Freckle-faced Mike Bassett, added 8.

Just as a point of interest, there are five other sharp sophomores on Donahue’s club. Greg Joines, Denny’s brother, is a regular starter, while 5-5 Bob Matson is another fiery little guard in the Slettedahl-Moxley tradition.

“These little guys really play their hearts out for you,” Donahue often notes. “If I ever got one of those big kids … you know, 6-5, 6-6, I’d probably flip my wig, but then I don’t think I’d cut him off the squad,” he always adds with a quick grin.

30 years ago

January 28, 1993

After a grueling round of testing that had 15 firefighters elbowing for position, four promotions were posted this week at the Aberdeen Fire Department.

Chief Lowell Killen has announced Tony Lupo’s interim post as assistant chief is now permanent. Steven Mitchell has been promoted to battalion chief, Bill Mayne to captain and Brian Swanson to engineer (driver/pump operator).

Lupo, 52, is a 1959 graduate of Aberdeen High School. He joined the department in 1964. He made captain in 1976 and battalion chief later than same year. His wife, Sandra, is a travel agent at Forbes Travel in town. They have two children, both Aberdeen graduates.

Compiled from the archives of The Daily World by Karen Barkstrom.